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"My son has attended DCSH since 2020 & he looks forward to it every season...He has gained so much & you can see he has a lot more confidence! He struggles to express himself & manage his anxiety, but Lauren, Maria, & Allie are so good with him, & he is now able to have meaningful conversations with his "hiking friends." I'm told he has been overheard initiating conversations independently, which he never did before. He is so happy to have these friends."
- Parent, (age 16, ASD)

Hikes will pause following June 25th and will resume September 10th

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We are currently seeking volunteers & would love to hear from you!

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Register for a 1-time social hike or get the most out of DCSH with a Season Pass! 

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Learn more about our programs and the DCSH team!

ABOUT DC SOCIAL HIKES

DC Social Hikes was created by Maria Stangheriln and Lauren Devine with the belief that movement is medicine and that every kid can benefit from nature and friendship!

Maria and Lauren are experienced professionals who bring decades of experience working with a wide range of kids and young adults. You can learn more about them here

Hikes are geared at neurodiverse kids and address skills like problem solving, regulating emotions, conversation skills, and identifying social cues. 

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SESSION DATES & TIMES:

September Hikes: 10, 17, 24

October Hikes: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

November Hikes: 5, 12, 19

December Hikes: 3, 10, 17

Hikes for ages 8-13 - 12:00-1PM

Hikes for ages 14-18 - 1:15-2:15PM

Hikes take place on Sundays in Rock Creek Park (Picnic Area #18). The goal of hikes is to have fun in nature, make friends, and learn some skills along the way! 

See our FAQ page or About for more details on our location and what to expect. 

Looking for a scholarship?

DC residents click here to register!

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           OUR MISSION        

To empower every kid with the skills to form lasting friendships and take on the world with empathy, knowledge, and confidence.

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Rock Creek Park, Picnic Area #18

(202) 422-2315

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